Walter Monson

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Walter Monson
Born (1908-11-29)November 29, 1908
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died January 9, 1988(1988-01-09) (aged 79)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Position Centre
Played for Harringay Racers
National team  Canada
Playing career 1936–1940
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Canada
Gold medal – first place 1932 Lake Placid Team competition

Walter George "Wally, Pop" Monson (November 29, 1908 – January 9, 1988) was a Canadian ice hockey player who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics.

In 1932 he was a member of the Winnipeg Hockey Club, which won the Olympic gold medal for Canada. He played all six matches and scored seven goals.

After playing amateur ice hockey with the Saint John Beavers and the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets, Monson went to the United Kingdom to play professional ice hockey with the Harringay Racers between 1936 and 1940. After World War II, Monson returned to Winnipeg where he coached the Winnipeg Monarchs to the Memorial Cup in 1946.

He was inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1955.

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